This became evident when Samuel George Nartey was reported to have described the Mankrado and Acting Paramount Chief of Ningo Traditional Area Nene Kanor Atiapah III as “Lawless chief”.
This description according to Nene Kanor Atiapah III was an insult to the rest of his sub-chiefs and to a large extent the good people of Great Ningo.
Reacting to the alleged insult on News and Current Affairs program Ghana Dadwen on Onua 95.1 fm, Nene Kanor Atiapah III said “Sam George does not respect the elderly, how can he go on a radio station and disrespectfully insult me a chief who is a leader at a constituency he wanted to represent, can that person said to be a humble person who wanted to be voted for”
It would be recalled that Nene Atiapah III was reported to have expressed some reservation over the new ECG pre-paid meters which he described as money-sucking equipment which would worsen the already economic hardships facing the people in his traditional area since his people do not have any meaningful jobs, and therefore wanted the post-paid meters not to be substituted with the pre-paid ones. Responding to the statement by the overlord of Great Ningo Traditional Area, Sam George who is the NDC Parliamentary Candidate of the area, noted that Chiefs are supposed to be agents of development but comments from a man he called his uncle, sought to encourage people to be lawless because at the end of the day, pre-paid meters are going to be installed in this country and nobody can stand in the way of government policy. Adding that if you have a chief who will tell you to flout government policy, I don’t think that is the way chiefs are supposed to behave and I disagree with my chief on this.
However Mankrado and Acting Paramount Chief of Ningo Traditional Area Nene Kanor Atiapah III did not take kindly to the comments of Sam George. “I am not a happy person at all. He came to us when he was going round campaigning, and as I am speaking with you, I am meeting with the council and a decision will be arrived at which we will carry out” he said. When the Host Bright Kwesi Asempa asked him what punishment will be given aspiring MP, Nene Atiapah III retorted that the chieftaincy Act prescribed a fine or equivalent of 3 months prison term. He maintained that he cannot stand in the way of justice.
Proverbs 13-15: Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and he who speaks right is loved. The fury of a king is like messengers of death, but a wise man will appease it. In the light of a king’s face is life and his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.…
Source; Bright Dzakah.